Transportation Expenses For Camiguin Trip

If you want to experience how to live without being bothered by the cares of the world then visit Camiguin Island. This pearl shaped island is a home of 7 volcanoes making it the best place to go if you are looking for a place where soda water, hot springs, cold springs and well preserved interesting historical places are found. And do you know that you can travel around this 238 km² (92 sq mi) island in just one day? Hence, you don’t need to worry if you only have limited days of approved vacation. After all, you can still check all its tourist spots in so short a time.

My Travel in Camiguin

My Travel in Camiguin

Transport Cost To Camiguin

It wouldn’t cost much for you to visit Camiguin. Usually, there are 3 ways to get there: by plane, by boat or by land trip and ferry travel. Again, it will depend on your point of origin. If you are in Manila, you can only reach Camiguin by plan. It may cost around 2763 PHP or USD $65. If you are in Cebu, you have no other option but to travel by air. But the cost is half cheaper, around 1457 PHP or USD $34. If you start from Cagayan de Oro City, you will have more options. The fastest option but also the most expensive option is by Ocean Jet Fast Craft. It only takes one hour travelling by sea. One way trip is 900 PHP or USD $21. If you want to find some cheap options, there are some way to go.

  • Travel by land from Cagayan de Oro to Balingoan. This 86 kilometer ride will take around 2 hours travel.
    Ticket costs from Cagayan de Oro to Baligoan
    Aircon Bus -150PHP (around 3.5 USD)
    Non Aircon Bus – 90PHP (around 2.1 USD)
    Van – 100PHP (around 2.3 USD)

    Note: Once you get to Balingoan, you will ride a trisikad for 8PHP (around 0.18 USD) to get to the port but you may opt for a 10 minutes’ walk if you want to.

  • Travel by ferry from Balingoan to Camiguin. One way ticket costs 170 PHP (around 3.9 USD). The route will be from Balingioan to Benoni. You will be on a voyage for roughly one hour.
  • From Benoni port (Camiguin) to Mambajao, you can ride a van that costs 30 PHP (around 0.69 USD). Mambajao is the commercial area of the island where you will find hotels, market, groceries and restaurants.

Total cheapest fare option from Cagayan de Oro to Mambajao – 298PHP (6.9 USD)!

Tour Transportation Rentals Inside Island

After you reach the island, you have to choose one way travel. The public traffic inside island is not so convenient as that in the city. Most of the tourist islands are like this. Hence, how to travel inside island are depending on your budget and the size of your group. Among your options are as follows:

  • Motorbike – 500 PHP (around 11.6 PHP) per day.
    This is your best option if there are only 2 of you who will tour the island.
  • Multicab – 1,500PHP (around 34.9 PHP) per day
    This is best if you need a bigger ride if you go in small group.
  • Jeepney – 2,000 PHP (around 46.5 PHP) per day
    If you are in big groups, then this is the most preferable choice
  • Pamboat Rentals
    You can also go for on an island hop to its 2 famous islands. The C shaped White Island
    and Manitigue Island.
  • To White Island 450 PHP (around 10.5 USD)
  • To Mantigue -650PHP (around 15.2 USD)

Note: Fares may be subject to changes over time.

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